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Dorothy Canfield FisherUnderstood Betsy (August 27, 2008)

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LibriVox recording of Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Read by Lee Ann Howlett.

Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The story tells of Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan who goes from a sheltered existence with her father's aunt Harriet and cousin Frances in the city, to living on a Vermont farm with her mother's family, the Putneys, whose child-rearing practices had always seemed suspect to Harriet and her daughter. In her new rural life, Elizabeth Ann comes to be nicknamed "Betsy," and to find that many activities that Frances had always thought too demanding for a little girl are considered, by the Putney family, ordinary expectations for a child: walking to school alone, cooking, and having household duties to perform.

The child thrives in her new environment, learning to make butter, boil maple syrup, and tend the animals. When Frances announces she is to be married and has come to "save" Elizabeth Ann from the dreaded Putney cousins, she is amazed to discover that the little girl is quite content to stay. The story ends after Frances has returned home, with Betsy, her aunt Abigail, uncle Henry, and cousin Ann sitting quietly and happily around the fireplace enjoying the knowledge they will now be a family for good. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Date: 2008-08-27
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: dorothy; canfield; fisher; librivox; publicdomain; audio book; betsy; understood

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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01 - Aunt Harriet Has a Cough 24.4 MB
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02 - Betsy Holds the Reins 23.3 MB
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03 - A Short Morning 20.7 MB
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04 - Betsy Goes to School 14.6 MB
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05 - What Grade is Betsy? 19.1 MB
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06 - If You Don't Like Conversation in a Book Skip this Chapter! 24.0 MB
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07 - Elizabeth Ann Fails in an Examination 22.6 MB
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08 - Betsy Starts a Sewing Society 23.4 MB
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09 - The New Clothes Fail 14.8 MB
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10 - Betsy Has a Birthday 30.4 MB
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11 - ''Understood Aunt Frances'' 35.4 MB
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Reviewer: LBS720 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 9, 2011
Subject: Beautiful
I loved your reading and the beautiful story. Thank you very much!

Reviewer: benefitsingers - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 12, 2010
Subject: Great story and narration
I always enjoy Lee Ann Howlett's narration. She always brings the characters to life. This was a sweet story, I would highly recommend it for children, but as an adult, I love to listen to children's stories like this one. Highly Recommend.